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Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 7 December 2015 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The cuckoo you saw a few days back...He expressed himself softly for a few days just outside our balcony...seated on the neem tree and the walls of my neighbour's home.I took a few shot of this male baby cuckoo..yes he is growing:)It has been raining can see that he is wet:)

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

What if it did not sing for joy, but talked about the ugly in their own language when you were drenched with rain.

7 Dec 2015 5:07am

@Jypyä Pop: Ha ha ha !! Could be :))))

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Ah, le pauvre, il ne sait où aller. ...
jolie pose ici, même sous la pluie. )

7 Dec 2015 6:54am

@tataray: Merci beaucoup tataray :)

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Oh, what cute and are your feet dry ? (In tv India-south much water:-(

7 Dec 2015 7:12am

@Marjolein: Yes Marjolein...Thank you ..our feet are dry..There is no flooding in my locality and only rain...It stopped raining this morning after pouring for 15 days !!!!

Patrick M. from Lille, France

From his branch, he can be heard !! Good shot !!

7 Dec 2015 8:38am

@Patrick M.: Yes he can be :)

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A beautiful and well exposed shot of this bird.

7 Dec 2015 9:39am

@Willem: Thank you Willem :))))

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Nice posing. Like his paw.

7 Dec 2015 9:58am

@fateme@@: Thank you fateme :))

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Très belle prise!

7 Dec 2015 10:20am

@Libouton Martine: Thank you Martine :)))

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful photo !!!

7 Dec 2015 10:57am

@Mhelene: Thank you Mhelene :))

Julie L. Brown, Photobirder from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

He is handsome against the green foliage, even if he is a bit ruffled!

7 Dec 2015 11:33am

@Julie L. Brown, Photobirder: Thank you this comment from a Bird Specialist :))))))Yes he is wet and ruffled !!!

ceteceva from Angers, France

Il n'a pas l'air très heureux !

7 Dec 2015 11:58am

@ceteceva: Merci beaucoup ceteceva :)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

and what are his poor surrogate parents? Good bird portrait

7 Dec 2015 12:02pm

@grouser: The surrogate parents are the crows!! Aw grouser...that is a different story... They suddenly seem to have discovered that he did not belong to them and started ignoring him!! It was pathetic to see him crying to be fed!!! ultimately God seems to have intervened and now he is away...may be with his folks!!

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

A lovely image of this poor wet bird. Incidentally I use Neem toothpaste so it is interesting that you have a Neem tree.

7 Dec 2015 12:07pm

@Michael Skorulski: Neem tooth paste !! That's very very healthy:)))) Here in our country we have neem trees in almost all the houses and lining the roads too. They use neem leaves, oil everything in place of chemical pesticides etc. etc. The neem tree is an asset for us:)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Stunning shot!!!
Nice details!

7 Dec 2015 12:08pm

@Lalena: Thank you Lalena :)))

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Ah, this is a clear shot ! You did it !

7 Dec 2015 12:09pm

@Hiro: Thank you Hiro :)

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice portrait
with beautiful composition, focus, colors, lights & bokeh!
Lovely !!!!!

7 Dec 2015 12:51pm

@omid: Thank you Omid :)))

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel oiseau et vue quel noir et vert superbe.
Belle soirée

7 Dec 2015 2:41pm

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou :))

Claudiel from belgium, Belgium

It is not joyful because the rain

7 Dec 2015 2:50pm

@Claudiel: Yes..the poor fellow is wet!!!!!

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Nice portrait

7 Dec 2015 3:05pm

@Robert D. Burr: Thank you Dennis :)))

Don from Spokane, United States

A very good picture of this wet fellow. A fine capture.

7 Dec 2015 3:41pm

@Don: Thank you Don :)))

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

beauty shot

7 Dec 2015 3:58pm

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you very much Shaahin :)

helys from Paris, France


7 Dec 2015 5:33pm

@helys: Thank you helys:))

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Oh I love seeing birds close up! Such a handsome fellow!

7 Dec 2015 6:46pm

@Ruthiebear: Yes Ruthie,,Thank you :)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

At least they are big enough. The cuckoo here often lays its egg in the nests of small hedgerow birds. I have seen one in the nest of a pair of tiny blue tits. The cuckoo three times the size of its poor surrogate parents and not yet fully grown.

7 Dec 2015 6:56pm

@grouser: Oh My God!! The mother could be squeezed!!! I wonder why the female cuckoo is so heartless and irresponsible!!!! They are totally involved in their own concerts and don't want to shoulder any responsibility of rearing kids I suppose !!!!

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

he enjoys all your attention, devi! ;-))

lovely close up!

7 Dec 2015 7:29pm

@curieuzeneuzemosterdpot: He does...But doesn't want to come close!!

helys from Paris, France


7 Dec 2015 8:24pm

@helys: Thank you Helys...a second time :)

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Oh, he's cute, wonderful picture, I've never seen a cuckoo bird in Finland, although they sing täällää summer you very much!! :-))))Haleja

Happy Monday evening ,my good friend Devi!

7 Dec 2015 8:39pm

@Oiva: Thank you Oiva..the females are brownish with spots on them :) Have a nice week Oiva :)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The wonderful singing of these birds! A beautiful picture!

7 Dec 2015 10:34pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you Adela :))))

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

He does not look very happy. I wonder if he sings a sad song.

8 Dec 2015 12:23am

@B. Thomas: Yes B:)) He is wet and must be disliking the feel!!!

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

He is a pretty bird. I love the expression he has. He looks sort of angry! Maybe he is not happy about all of the rain!

8 Dec 2015 2:44am

@Elaine Hancock: Yes Elaine...and he is hungry too!

L'Angevine from Angers, France

Il est bien sur ce lieu

8 Dec 2015 7:10am

@L'Angevine: Thank you very much L'Angevine :)

Sam from Chennai, India

What a beautiful portrait of this lovely singer. He looks very happy in spite of the rain. A fine capture.
Thank you Devi. :)

8 Dec 2015 1:47pm

@Sam: Thank you Sam :) They must be happy with the rain....this is a baby and a bit confused :)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

He looks to be a determined guy.

8 Dec 2015 7:00pm

@Steve Rice: Yes you are absolutely right !! Flew away only when the clouds started looking threatening !

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